Local author of 'The Beechwood Mice' raising money for children with cerebal palsy.
Jan Bates, who wrote “The Beechwood Mice”, and Dany Griffiths, who illustrated the book, have been friends for a long time. When Jan wrote the book she asked Dany to illustrate it and they decided that this joint project could be a means of raising money to benefit children with cerebral palsy.
Born and brought up in Merthyr Tydfil, Malcolm, who has learnt Welsh, started to contribute reports and articles to Y Fan a’r Lle, the Welsh language community newspaper for Brecon and the surrounding area. His first three books were then published between 2011 and 2012.
Bywyd y Bannau is a book of fictional short stories about life in the Brecon Beacons and includes “Y Frongoch”, a story which won the Academy Cymreig/Lingo Newydd competition for writing a short story for Welsh learners in 2008.